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If you would like to buy a portable speaker or sports earbuds or outdoor headphones, water-resistant or waterproof is one of the main factors that you consider. Have you ever heard of IP or IPX rating? Have you ever wondered what it is? Today we are talking about the short meaning of these.

What is IP rating?

It is the standard to measure protection against dust and liquids. For example IP67, the first digit is the level of the product can against solid stuff. The second one is the ability to protect against liquid or water. The higher rating, the better protect level.

The range of the first digit is between 0 to 6.

  • IP0X – The product is not protected from dust or any physical contact or objects.
  • IP1X – Protected from objects larger than 50mm.
  • IP2X – Protected from objects larger than 12.5mm.
  • IP3X – Protected from things bigger than 2.5mm.
  • IP4X – Protected from anything bigger than 1mm.
  • IP5X – Dust protection – Some dust can get through, however; it can’t be enough to damage the product
  • IP6X – Fully dust-tight

The range of the second digit is between 0 to 9

  • IPX0 – Not waterproof at all.
  • IPX1 – Protect water just only drip vertically onto the product (Dripping water (1 mm/min).
  • IPX2 – Protect dripping water (3 mm/min), Limit: Device max tilt of 15° from drips.
  • IPX3 – Sprays, Limit: Device max tilt of 60° from sprays.
  • IPX4 – Protect water splashes, omnidirectional.
  • IPX5 – Resist water jets (12.5L/min), such as squirt guns.
  • IPX6 – Resist strong water jets (100 L/min) or heavy sprays of water, such as powerful water guns.
  • IPX7 – Protect Complete submersion, Limit: 1 m. for 30 min.
  • IPX8 – Complete submersion, Limit: 3 m. for 30 min.
  • IPX9 – Protect high pressure and high-temperature sprays at close distances (rarely used).

Now, I think you understand of meaning IP rating. So, If you focus on IP or IPX to protect dust and liquid for some headphones that I search and classify IPX for you. To easy to find headphones that best meet your needs.

IPX4 – Protect water splashes, omnidirectional

Bose SoundSport Wireless HeadphonesBose SoundSport Wireless In-Ear – IPX4

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 1.2″ x 0.98″ x 1.2″, weight: 0.8 ounces, charge time: 2 hours
Features: wireless, water-resistant rating: IPX4, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth profile: A2DP/AVCRP/HFP, Bluetooth range: 33 feet, battery life: up to 6 hours, NFC pairing, 3 sizes of stay hear & sport tips, quick charge: 15 minutes for 1 hour, microphone: Omni-directional, carrying case

 


Bose Sport Earbuds

Bose Sport Earbuds – IPX4

Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 0.83″ x 1.05″ x 0.74″, weight: 0.317 ounces, speaker size: , Bluetooth 5.1, Bluetooth range: up to 9 meters, audio codec: SBC/ACC,
Features: true wireless earbuds, water-resistant rating: IPX4, touch control, playtime: 5-hours (single charge on earbuds)/15-hours (with charging case), quick charge: 15-minutes get 2-hours, built-in 4 mics, small and large ear tips in the box

 


Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling review

Bose QuietComfort Noise-Canceling Earbuds – IPX4

Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 1.99″ x 3.42″ x 1.34″, weight: 0.32 ounces, charging case: Qi-certified, charge time: 2 hours (earbuds)/3-hours (charge case), microphone: 4-mic
Features: active noise-canceling, 11 levels adjustable ANC, Bluetooth 5.1, Bluetooth range: 30-feet, support codec: SBC/AAC, water-resistant raging: IPX4, touch control, battery life: 6-hours/18-hours (with charging case), sound profile: crisp/clear details/deep and rich bass, 3 different sizes of ear tips provided, automatic on/off, charge method: USB-C/Qi certified wireless charging pad

 


Jabra Elite 85t review

Jabra Elite 85t – IPX4

Specs: fit-type: in-ear, seme-open design, dimension: 5.59″ x 4.37″ x 1.61″, weight: 6.5 ounces, speaker size: 12mm, charge time: 15 minutes get 1 hours,
Features: true wireless earbuds, Bluetooth 5.1, active noise-canceling: fully adjustable level of noise cancellation, HearThrouge: yes and adjustable, playtime (ANC on): 5.5 hours (earbuds)/25 hours (with charge case), 6-mic technology, crystal clear call, music equalizer: Jabra Sound+ app, voice assistant, Dust & Rain Resistant: IPX4, 3 sets of silicon Ear Gels

 


Sennheiser CX true wireless review

Sennheiser CX True Wireless – IPX4

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 2.3″ x 1.3″ x 1.6″, weight: 49g (both earbuds + case)/37g (case)/6g (single earbud), speaker type: TrueResponse transducer 7mm dynamic driver, charging type: USB type C, frequency response: 5 – 21kHz (headphones/ 100 –  10kHz (microphone, microphone: 2 mic beamforming arrays (total 4 mics), baterry: Lithium-ion rechargeable (400mAh – charging case)/60mAh (earbud)
Features: true wireless, customizable touch control, extra bass boost, splash-resistant: IPX4, passive noise cancellation, TrueResponse transducer, playtime: 9H (single charge)+ 18H (with case), Bluetooth 5.2 class 1 BLE, code: SBC/AAC/aptX™ support profile: A2DP/AVRCP/HFP
What’s in the box: CX True wireless earbuds, charging case, USB-C cable, Silicone ear adapter sets (XS/S/M/L), user manual & safety guide

 


Sennheiser Momentum true wireless 2

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 – IPX4

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 6.69″ x 4.53″ x 1.77″, weight: 12g(2 earbuds)/48g (charge case), Bluetooth 5.1, Bluetooth profile: A2DP/AVRCP/HSP/ HFP, support code: SBC/AAC/aptX™, charging type: USB-C, full charge time: 1.5 hours, frequency response: 5 – 21kHz, THD: <0,08% (1kHz / 94dB)
Features: true wireless, active noise-canceling, ergonomic & lightweight design, sound: natural mids/clear & detailed treble/deep bass, playtime: 7-hours (earbuds)/28-hours(with charging case), customizable touch-control, voice assistant: Google assistant/Siri/Alexa, splash-resistant: IPX4, aptX, quick charge: 15 minutes get 1.5 hours, app: Sennheiser Smart Control app for iOS™ and Android™, warranty: 2 years

 


Skullcand Jib true wireless in-ear earbuds - specs

SkullCandy Jib – IPX4

Color: blue, black/orange, chill grey, golden age red, light grey/blue, true black
Specs
: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 7.8″ x 5.28″ x 1.69″, weight: 1.73 ounces, driver size: 6mm, frequency response: 20 – 20 kHz, impedance: 32 ohms,Bluetooth 5.0 (work range up to 10-meters/33-feet)
Features: true wireless, playtime: 6-hours (single charge)/22-hours (with charging case), sweat & water-resistant: IPX4, noise isolate, microphone, use either earbud independently, built-in dual mic
In the box: Skullcandy Jib wireless earbuds, charging case, 3-sizes silicone tip (S/M/L), micro USB charging cable, user manual

 


Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro reviewAnker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro – IPX4

Specs: dimension: 1.14″ x 0.63″ x 1.10″, weight: 3.17 ounces,  driver: 11 mm Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture drivers, battery: 500mAh, full-charge: 2-hours, frequency response: 20 – 20 kHz
Features: Bluetooth 5.0, playtime: 8-hours + 24-hours (charging case), single-use: both earbuds, 4 microphones with uplink noise reduction, waterproof: IPX4, HearID personalized sound, wireless charging, Qualcomm aptX

 

IPX5 – Resist water jets (12.5L/min), such as squirt guns

ISOtunes Xtra Bluetooth Earplug Headphones

ISOtunes Xtra Bluetooth Earphones (Model: IT-02) – IP45

Color: black & yellow
Specs
: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 5″ x 2″ x 7.25″, weight: 0.776 ounces,
Features: certified: OSHA & NIOSH, playtime: 8 hours, built-in noise-canceling microphone, Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth work range: 30 feet, high quality audio, sweat & water & dust resistant: IP45

 


Jabra Elite Active 75t Review

Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds – IP55

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 0.86″ x 0. 76″ x 0.64″, weight: 10.5 ounces, speaker size: 8mm, frequency response: 20 – 20kHz (music playback)/100 – 8kHz (call)/100 – 10kHz (microphone), sound code: AAC/SBC
Features: true wireless earbuds, Bluetooth 5.0 (HSP v1.2/HFP v1.7/A2DP v1.3/AVRCP v1.6/SPP v1.2), Bluetooth-range: up to 10 meters, paired devices: up to 8, support multi-connection: 2 devices at a time, voice command support: Alexa/Siri/Google Assitant, battery-life (ANC off): 7.5-hours/28-hours with charge case, battery-life (ANC on): 5.5-hours/24-hours with charge case, fast charge: 15-minus get 1-hours, sleep mode (auto-off): 15-minutes (w/o connection)/60-minutes(w/o activity), standby: 6-months, sweat & dust protection (IP55 rating), equalizer: via Jabra sound + app, one-touch access, microphone: 4-mic MEMS

 


JBL Live 300TWS review

JBL Live 300 – IPX5

Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 3.94″ x 1.81″ x 6.30″, weight: 2.32 ounces, driver size: 5.6mm, frequency response: 20 – 20kHz, impedance: 16 ohms, sensitivity at 1kHz/1mW: 95dB, playtime: 6-hours (single charge)/ 20-hours (with charging case), Bluetooth 5.0, Bluetooth profile:  A2DP 1.3/AVRCP 1.5/HFP 1.6
Features: true wireless, sweat & water-resistant: IPX5, support voice assistant: Google Assistant/Alexa, ambient aware and TalkThru technology, JBL signature sound, comfort secure fit, hand-free stereo calls, speed charge, built-in mic

 


JLab Epic Air Review

JLab Epic Air ANC True Wireless –  IP55

Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 2.3″ x 1.5″ x 2.2″, weight: 2.47 ounces, speaker: 8mm dynamic & Neodymium magnet, frequency response: 20 – 20kHz, impedance: 32 ohms +/- 15%, output: 110 +/-3dB, playtime: 12-hours (single charge)/ 48-hours (with charging case (12 + 36), battery: 90mAh lithium rechargeable (earbuds)/700mAh (charging case)
Features: true wireless, sweat & water-resistant: IP55, active noise-canceling, low-latency movie mode, 3-EQ sound setting, connectivity: class 1 Bluetooth 5.0/wired/IR, dual connect & C3 calling, wear detect sensor, app: JLab Air ANC app, built-in mic (3 left earbud MEMS & 3 right earbuds MEMZS), quick charge: 15-minutes get 1-hour, charge time: 3-hours (earbuds)/3-hours (charging case)

 


Life Dot 2 Review - Long playtime

Anker SoundCore Life Dot 2 – IPX5

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 2.95″ x 1.38″ x 1.18″, weight: 1.76 ounces, driver: 8mm triple-layer dynamic drivers, frequency response: 20 – 20kHz, audio sensitivity: 105db SPL, total harmonic distortion (THD+N:) <= 1%, charging type: USB-C, microphone:ECM omnidirectional mic
Features: comfortable & secure fit, Bluetooth 5.0, one-step paring, fast charging: 10 minutes get 90 minutes, Airwings: 3 different sizes provided (S/M/L), ear tips: 5 different sizes provided (XS/S/M/L/XL), single earbud mode, playtime: 8-hours (single charge)/100-hours (with charging case), water-resistant: IPX5

 

IPX6 – Resist strong water jets (100 L/min) or heavy sprays of water, such as powerful water guns

Tozo NC2 - cheap wireless earbuds

Tozo NC2 Hybrid ANC Wireless Earbuds – IPX6

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 4.69″ x 4.53″ x 1.5″, weight: 6.6 ounces, Bluetooth: 5.2 (support profile HSP/HFP/A2DP/AVRC)
Features: true wireless earbuds, hybrid active noise-canceling, auto optical in-ear detection, waterproof: IPX6, transparent mode, one-step pairing, playtime: 8-10 hours (single charge)/32-hours (with charging case), smart touch control, hi-fi stereo sound quality,  microphones: 6 built-in hybrid ANC, support wireless charging

 


JLab Air Sport True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds - specs

JLab Audio JBuds Air Sport True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – IP66

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 5.98″ x 1.93″ x 3.74″, weigth: 5.6 ounces, Bluetooth 5.0 class 1
Features: true wireless, 3 EQ setting, playtime: total 40-hours (6-hours on earbuds+ 34-hours on charge case),  JLab signatur, balanced and bass boost, sweat & dirt-resistant rating: IP66, automatic turn on & connect

 


Jabra Elite Active 65t True Wireless Earbuds - Specs

Jabra Elite Active 65t – IP56

Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 4.88″ x 2.17″ x 7.34″, weight: 10.8 ounces, playtime: 5-hours/15-hours (with charging case), charge time: 2-hours, battery capacity: 500mAh, Bluetooth 5.0, operation range: 10-meters, sound codec: AAC (advance audio coding)
Features: true wireless earbuds, snug & secure fit, sweat & dust rating: IP56, HearThrough, microphone: built-in 4 mics, voice command: Alexa/Siri/Google Assistant, equalizer: via Jabra Sound+ app, fast charge: 15-minutes get 1.5-hours, 3 sets of silicone ear gels in the package, wearing detection: yes (auto turn on/auto-pause when taking out earbuds and put it back to ears), Bluetooth devices pairing: up to 8 devices, multi-connection: yes (2 devices can be connected at a time)

 


Tozo NC2 - cheap wireless earbuds

Tozo NC2 Hybrid ANC Wireless Earbuds – IPX6

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 4.69″ x 4.53″ x 1.5″, weight: 6.6 ounces, Bluetooth: 5.2 (support profile HSP/HFP/A2DP/AVRC)
Features: true wireless earbuds, hybrid active noise-canceling, auto optical in-ear detection, waterproof: IPX6, transparent mode, one-step pairing, playtime: 8-10 hours (single charge)/32-hours (with charging case), smart touch control, hi-fi stereo sound quality,  microphones: 6 built-in hybrid ANC, support wireless charging

 


Raycon Performer E55 Wireless Earbuds

Raycon Performer E55

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 6.89″ x 4.41″ x 1.93″, weight: 9.31 ounces, Bluetooth 5.0, Bluetooth range: 33-feet/10-meters,
Features: true wireless earbuds, deep bass, secure & comfortable fit, playtime: 7-hours (single charge)/35-40 -hours (with charging case), built-in mic: 2 mics, waterproof rating: IPX6, support wireless charging,
In the box: Performer Raycon earbuds, small charging case, 5 ear tips (different sizes),  USB-C charging cable, user manual

 

IPX7 – Protect Complete submersion, Limit: 1 m. for 30 min

Otium Bluetooth Headphones,Otium Bluetooth Sport Earphones: Great for running, joking, gym, biking, hiking, etc. – IPX7

Color: red, black, pink, blue
Specs: form-factor: in-ear, dimension: 1.4″ x 0.57″ x 0.58″,weight: 0.64 ounces,connectivity: wireless, wireless range: up to 33 feet (open space)/10 feet (obstacle space)
Features: wireless, Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR, water-resistant: IPX7 (nano-coating waterproof technology), playtime: 8 hours, quick charge, built-in mic, CVC 6.0 noise suppression, HD sound, rich bass, 2 devices connect simultaneously, quick paring, fast & stable signal transmission, lag-free audio, clear sound, low power consumption, memory foam ear tips for small ears & atypical ears, integrated hand-free call & audio control, easy to use buttons

 


APEKX Bluetooth Earbuds review

APEKX Bluetooth Earbuds for Sport – IPX7

Color: black, green, pink
Specs
: ear placement: in-ear, ear hooks design, dimension: 3.9″ x 2.44″ x 1.2″, weight: 2.62 ounces, magnetic charging case, Bluetooth 5.0, battery life: 4 – 5 hours (single charge)/ 22 hours (with charging case), battery capacity: 650 mAh (charging case)
Features: water resistant level: IPX7, built-in high-quality noise cancellation microphone, hi-fi stereo sound & deep bass, secure fit & comfortable design, auto-pairing, 4 dot LEDs indicate remain of battery, interchangeable ear hooks & ear caps, various compatible: iPhone/Andriod/Windows

 


COMSIO E6 review

COMISO E6 – IPX7

Color: black, lavender, pink
Specs: fit-type: in-ear, ear hooks design, dimension: ,weight: , playtime: 6 hours (earbuds)/36 hours (total), charging type: USB-C, battery capacity: 800 mAh
Features: waterproof rating: IPX7, true wireless earbuds, mode: mono/stereo/share, one-step pairing, sounding: deep bass & crystal crisp treble, hands-free headset with built-in noise cancellation microphones, flexible ear hooks, 4 blue LED lights: indicate battery level, wide compatible: Androp & iOS smartphones/PC/Tablet/TV, enjoy different style: detachable ear hooks turn to wireless earbuds
package included: COMISO E6 wireless earbuds, charging case, USB type C charging cable, soft ear tips 5 pairs (S/M/L & different shape), user manual, one pair of rubber rings

 


LYPERTEK TEVI review

Lypertek PurePlay Z3 – True Wireless Earbuds – IPX7

Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 4.21″ x 1.77″ x 4.53″, weight: 3.53 ounces, frequency response: 20 – 20kHz, Bluetooth 5.2, playtime: 10-hours (single charge)/ 70-hours (with case), charging: wireless charging/fast charge via USB type C
Features: stereo hi-fi sound, waterproof rating: IPX7, high-quality audio code: aptX/AAC, built-in CVC8.0 noise cancellation microphone, 7 band EQ presets, app support: PureControl App (compatible both iOS & Andriod), additional features: HearThrough/LDX audio
What’s in the box: Lypertex PurePlay Z3 true wireless earbuds, charging case, silicone tips, flexfit foam tips, USB Type-C cable, quick start manual

 


Otium wireless earbuds review

Otium Wireless Earbuds – Sport and Exercise – IPX7

Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 5.28″ x 4.17″ x 2.01″, weight: 3.84 ounces, ear hook design, CSR chipset, Bluetooth 4.1, battery: 2-lithium in batteries
Features: HD sound richer bass, waterproof rating: IPX7, playtime: 7 – 9 hours (depend on volume level), standby: 240 hours, time charge: 1.5 hours (full charge), 3 ear tips (S/M/L), nice carrying case – easy for portable, CVC6.0 noise cancellation, secure & comfort fit design, LED indicator (red while charging and blue when charging full), multi-function button (on the earbuds)
What’s in the box: Otium wireless earbuds, 3 different sizes of silicone tips, USB charging cable, carrying box

 


Senso ActivBuds S-255 - specs

Senso ActivBuds S-250 – Best Wireless Sport Earphones Under $30 – IPX7

Specs: in-ear, dimension: 4.9″ x 4.7″ x1.3″, weight: 0.16 ounces, neckband & ear hook design, playtime: up to 8 hours, standby time: 240 hours, full charge: 1.5 hours, frequency response: 20 – 22kHz, charging port: micro USB, battery: lithium-ion polymer 85mAh
Features: active noise-canceling, waterproof/sweatproof: IPX7, true HD high fidelity stereo sound, comfortable &  secure fit, adjustable ear hook (S/M/L), tangle-resistant cable, integrated microphone, CVC6.0 noise-canceling, control media playback, Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR (smooth and lossless connectivity), Bluetooth range: 30 feet, 1-year warranty

 


BluePhonic Zone Earphones

BluePhonic  Zone Earphones- Ideal for running, gym, workout, cycling, dancing – IPX7

Color: black
Specs
: in-ear, dimension: 1.9″ x 0.5″ x 1.9″,weight: 0.16 ounces, charging port: micro USB, full charge time: 1.5 hours
Features: wireless, Bluetooth 4.1+EDR (profile: Headset/Hands-free/A2DP/AVRCP), operation range: 10 meters/ 33 feet,  waterproof/sweatproof rating: IPX7, noise-canceling, HD stereo sound, playtime: 8 hours, standby time: 240 hours, voice prompt, instant pairing, built-in mic, dual speakers, non slip secure fit
In the box: BluePhonic Zone Earphones, Micro USB Charger, 3-sizes ear tips (S/M/L), carrying case, user manual

 


Occiam K23 review

Occiam K23 – IPX7

Specs: in-ear, dimensions: 5.79″ x 3.33″ x 1.77″, weight: 0.36 ounces, battery capacity: 2200mAh (charging case and also provide emergency charging for smartpone), charge type: USB-C/wireless charging pad (not included), charge time: 1.5-hours (earbuds)/2.5-hours (charging case)
Features: true wireless stereo earbuds, ergonomically design, 4-mics noise reduction, Bluetooth 5.0 EDR (support HSP/HFP/A2DP/AVRCP), Bluetooth range: 33-feet (not any obstacle), one-step & auto-pairing, playtime: 8-hours (single charge)/64-hours (with charging case), standby time: 100-hours, LED power display, 3 sizes of ear tips provided, waterproof rating: IPX7, mode: mono/twin

 

IPX8 – Complete submersion, Limit: 3 m. for 30 min

Kurdene S8 - Long battery life for runningKurdene S8 – IPX8

Color: white, black, orange, purple, burgundy, glass blue, pink, royal-blue
Specs
: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 2.36″ x 1.77″ x 1.5″, weight: 1.59 ounces, playtime: 6 hours (single charge)/ 30 hours (with charging case)
Features: true wireless earbuds, water-resistant: IPX8 rating, one-step pairing, Bluetooth 5.0, mono/stereo mode, voice assistant: Siri, smart touch control, hi-fi stereo sound & deep bass, noise isolation, customizable design: 6 ear tips provided in the box, built-in mic

 


Kurdene V8 review

Kurdene V8 – IP68

Color: black, pink, purple, wathet
Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 3.23″ x 3.23″ x 1.54″, weight: 3.52 ounces, Bluetooth 5.0, Bluetooth range: 33 feet, playtime: 30 hours with charging case
Features: true wireless earbuds, waterproof: IP68 rating, built-in mic with CVC8.0 noise cancellation, hi-fi stereo sound & deep bass, stable connectivity with Bluetooth 5.0, smart touch control, compatible with wireless charging, ergonomic design to comfortable fit: 3 different sizes of ear caps (S/M/L), each earbuds cab be used separately
Perfect for activities: sports, fitness, running, hiking, yoga, traveling, driving, other outdoor activities

 


TOZO T10 TWS Bluetooth Earbuds

TOZO T10 – IPX8

Specs:: in-ear, dimension: 1.04 x 0.99 x 0.66 in, weight: 0.16 ounce, Bluetooth 5.0, 8mm speaker driver, total playtime: 12.5-hours ( 3.5 on earbuds+ 9-hours with charging case)
Features: one-step paring, waterproof rating: IPX8,  Bluetooth 5.0 (support profile HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP), wireless charging, sound: HD stereo with powerful bass

 


BEBEN Bluetooth 5.0 True Wireless Earbuds

BEBEN Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds – IP68

Specs: dimension: 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.4″, weight: 2.56 ounces, USB connection, built-in mic
Features: Bluetooth 5.0, waterproof rating: IPX68, 3D Sound Effect & Binaural Stereo Effect, battery life: (earbuds:6-hours/charging case: 4 times charging for earbuds/total playtime with charging case: 30-hours), TWS (True wireless stereo), adjustable headband, foldable design

 

 


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